Every year since Jack was 4 we have attended a classical music concert at Portsmouth Guildhall at this time of year. We love it, adds some structure to the seasons and is one of the highlights of the year.
It was a bit (lot!) of an effort to get up and go based on how I’d felt on Monday but definitely worth it.
We started off in Victoria Park where we managed 20 mins play, lunch in the cafe and then some other hardy souls from the local home-ed group joined us for another 15 mins in the park. It was really cold!
Then it was to the concert. This was the programme.
Overture ‘Ruslan and Lyudmila’ – Glinka
Meet The Orchestra – Jonathon Willcocks (he is also the orchestra’s conductor)
The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba -Handel
Tubby The Tuba – Kleinsinger
Waltz From Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
Trumpet Concerto (Finale) – Hummel
Hornpipe – arr. Hentry Wood
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka -J Strauss
Wigwam – Jonathon Willcocks
Sam doesn’t like things too loud (neither does Jack but he’s getting better with age) so I manufactured a muffling device from a scarf.
The final song is always an audience participation one and this is the first year that they both joined in with enthusiasm. I think they liked the ‘terrible disaster’ action…